Champaign County Bikes hosts another Zoom webinar

URBANA, Ill. – May is National Bike Month and Champaign-Urbana is getting into the celebration. Champaign County Bikes is hosting their second Zoom webinar on bicycling basics next week.

The presentation will feature discussions and a Q & A for anyone interested in learning how to commute on a bike and how to select the proper gear. More specifically, the webinar will feature instructions on how someone should chose the right bicycle for them, as well as a look at the several types of bicycles often used with making your way around town.

Besides discussing about the bicycles themselves, attendees will also learn about the type of clothing and equipment used during riding sessions.

“This is an opportunity for people to take advantage of my 45 years of active bicycling experience,” Rick Langlois, Champaign County Bikes board member said in a press release.

According to the release, Langlois has been riding bicycles as a form of communication for over 30 years. He always commuted to the University of Illinois and also has experience riding unicycles, as well as motorcycles. Langlois cofounded Champaign County Bikes.

Those interested in the Zoom webinar can register for the event for free at ChampaignCountyBikes.org. The webinar hopes to have those who attend gain more interest using a bicycle as a wake to commute, whether it be to go to work, shop or just ride around town. More information on the event can also be found here.

National Bike Month was created in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists and was designed to showcase all of the positive effects that could come from bicycling, as well as to encourage more people to cycle.

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